Rory McIlroy Misses First Masters Cut Since 2010

Rory McIlroy Misses First Masters Cut Since 2010

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut Masters
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Rory McIlroy's struggles continued as he missed the cut at the Masters for the first time since 2010.

Rory McIlroy Misses First Masters Cut Since 2010

Rory McIlroy hadn't missed a weekend at the Masters since 2010, but rounds of 76 and 74 meant he would miss the cut by three shots.

The Northern Irishman has been going through a transitional phase of late, with Pete Cowen being added to the four-time Major champion's stable.

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut Masters

McIlroy at the 2010 Masters (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

McIlroy started his round at four-over-par (around the cut mark), but bogies at the fifth and seventh dropped the former number one to two-over for the round, and six-over for the tournament.

The Northern Irishman would then find trouble at the difficult 10th hole, racking up a double bogey six to move even further away from the cut mark.

Birdies at the par-5 13th and 15th gave the Northern Irishman hope; but he wouldn't capitalise, parring the remaining three holes to miss the cut by three strokes.

McIlroy hadn't missed a cut at a Major championship since Royal Portrush (The Open Championship) in 2019, but the 31-year-old continues to try and discover his form.

The Northern Irishman had entered the week looking to win the Masters to complete the grand slam, but his opening round of 76 was his worst start to a Masters tournament.

McIlroy Missed Cut

McIlroy at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Speaking after his first round, McIlroy had said: "I hung in there, I hit some good shots coming in and could have made a couple more birdies, but it's not as if anyone is going really low out there. I'll do little bit of practice and hopefully feel a little more comfortable tomorrow and go out there and shoot a good one."

But the four-time Major champion would struggle, shooting a second round of 74 and miss the cut by three shots.

McIlroy will now look to find his game with Cowen and his team, with the four-time Major champion likely to tee it up at the Wells Fargo Championship at the start of May.